Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy.
The Gate of Bhutan at the border between Jaigoan, India (West Bengal) and Phuentsholing, Bhutan
Founded in 1967 by Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron and
situated at the altitude of 400m, this beautiful monastery contains
paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
and Guru Rinpoche. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view
of Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains.
Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang
Situated in city centre, this small temple represents the heaven of
Guru Rinpoche. On
ground floor there are statues of eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche
and paintings on Buddha's life while the next floor contains eight
Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshvara and Shabdrung Ngawang
Namgyal. On top floor, there is a main statue of Amitabha.